Jane Thompson Dip. Counsellor, Registered MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, allowing you to explore and work through your concerns.
We can all experience difficult and challenging feelings at any time in our life. While the people around us can be a great source of support, it is not always easy to talk to those closest to us and this can leave us feeling isolated and alone. Counselling provides a safe and secure space where you can make sense of and resolve your concerns, helping you better understand yourself and how you think.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to best fit the needs of my client and tailor the sessions to work for you. My role is not to tell you what to do nor can I give advice but I can help you develop your own insights, understand the cause of your issues and to find ways of coping so you are able to resolve them. I work at your pace with you deciding what you want to explore and when so you are always in control of what you share in therapy.
I work with people from all walks of life and with a variety of issues including:
- Family issues
- Work and organisational issues
I have worked with survivors of rape and sexual abuse for over two years, supporting them to manage trauma symptoms such as nightmares and flashbacks as well as negative feelings and thoughts such as shame and guilt . When working with trauma survivors, I use a phased approach which allows the client to explore their experience in a safe and stable way.
I am also experienced in working with employment related concerns which are varied and include work place bullying, issues with management, redundancy, boredom and a lack of fulfilment and desire to change.
The most important factor for successful counselling is the relationship between client and counsellor. Finding the right counsellor for you can feel overwhelming at times; it is important you feel comfortable working with me, therefore I offer a free 15 minute telephone call to help you decide if I am the right person for you. Making that first phone call often takes courage so you are welcome to send me an email if you prefer and I will respond as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Further Training & CPD
- Phase-orientated Trauma Model
- The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
- The Chronically Disempowered Client
- Creatively Exploring Trauma & Dissociation
- Creative Therapeutic Mixed Tools
- Working with Anxiety: A compassion-focused approach
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee is £50 a session and I ask that the session is pre-paid 48 hours before your appointment. I have various payment options which means you can pay by cash, card or bank transfer.
If you are referred by your EAP provider my fee is £65 a session.
I have a practice in Reading town centre and Caversham, both easily accessible from Henley, Wokingham, Newbury, Basingstoke and surrounding areas
Easy to reach by bus, train or car, parking is available nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday and have daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|